In February 2021, actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney took over Wrexham Association Football Club, a small workforce from the north of Wales, and now they’re releasing a documentary about their journey.
“Welcome to Wrexham” begins with the preliminary late-night dialog between the actors the place the thought was shaped, and quick forwards to them standing with the membership’s followers within the terraces cheering on the workforce they now co-own.
Wrexham are the third oldest soccer workforce on the planet and play within the English National League. The present hops from Hollywood to Wales, from pitch to the pub, with two of Hollywood’s largest stars hoping to convey footballing success again to the city.
Reynolds has fallen head-over-heels in love with the attractive sport – a lot in order that he schedules his life round Wrexham matches. “I’m so obsessive about this sport now that I really hate this sport. Like, I want it did not occupy my each thought,” jokes the “Deadpool” actor.
Luckily, his spouse Blake Lively shares his new curiosity – regardless of her preliminary worries about Reynold’s buy.
Reynolds stated when he bought the membership, his spouse’s response was “Wait? What?!” – however now she’s as a much bigger fan than he’s. “She’s obsessive about Wrexham, she could also be extra obsessive about Wrexham and its doable promotion than I’m.”
The choice to doc their journey as homeowners of a soccer membership was a no brainer. “It’s Alway Sunny in Philadelphia” star McElhenney sees “sports activities as storytelling,”
Initially Reynolds and McElhenney had little or no expertise and data of soccer however, with a bit little bit of assist from their pal David Beckham, they’re now specialists on the game. Reynolds describes the previous soccer star because the “nicest man on the planet,” who gave them each “loads of tips which have been extremely useful.”
Next up for Wrexham AFC and its homeowners? Saturday’s match.
“I’m scheduling the time so I can be certain I’m uninterrupted and I can simply give attention to Wrexham,” says Reynolds. “I’m dwelling for our match on Saturday.”
“Welcome to Wrexham” premieres on FX on 24 August.